Also myself and some of my groupmates even got to be part of the traditional Tea Ceremony. It was a really good experience.
Here are pictures and captions of our fun adventure at the Japanese Gardens.
|The first thing we do at the ceremony is have a sweet before we have the tea to offset the bitterness of the tea. Above: the sweet is being offered to the person next to you before you have the sweet yourself.|
|We all have a piece of sweet ready to eat while the hostess makes the tea.|
|Making the tea for the guests|
|Above: Holding the tea with our right hand, pick it up, rotate the cup and drink, if you enjoy the tea, a compliment is paid to the tea maker. After the tea has been consumed, we examined our tea cup and thanked the host for the delicious tea.|
|The Iaido, Jodo, Karate The Dojo, Denton, TX show us their swordsmanship|
|The Iaido, Jodo, Karate The Dojo, Denton, TX, shows us the art of Jodo|
|The Iaido, Jodo, Karate The Dojo, Denton, TX, demonstrate Karate|
|The Sakura Dance Group performs a traditional dance with fans|
|The Sakura Dance Group and friends dance a festival dance in a circle|
|The Zen Garden|
|the lovely scenery at the gardens|
|Beautiful scenery of the tea house|